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Local Christian ministers deny Christ

Indiana Daily Student, May 17, 2007

To the Editor:

On the day before graduation, there was an interfaith ceremony featuring representatives from Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. I must say, I am very disappointed with the Christian ministers who participated in this ceremony. This was an act of hatred no servant of Jesus Christ should engage in.

In John 14:6, the Lord tells us that “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Acts 4:12 tells us that “there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Romans 6:23 tells us that “the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

By putting the false gods of Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism on the same level with Christianity, these ministers denied the gospel of Jesus Christ. Instead of preaching His Word with boldness, they went along with the crowd. What a wasted opportunity this was to liberate souls from sin and bring them into the Kingdom.

Why did people who profess to serve Jesus Christ deny Him, as the Apostle Peter did three times? Were they placing their own comfort above the souls of others? It certainly would have been very hard to stand for the Gospel in that atmosphere. Or do they simply not believe the very clear words of Scripture?

God’s Word warns us against such behavior. Jesus says in Matthew 10:33, “whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.” This is a sobering warning indeed.

Scott Tibbs